.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Aging Democrats: They're Not "Too Old"

John McCain is too old? If this is what The Left says about him, then what about all the Democrats in the House and Senate who are right around the same age, let alone those Dems who are older than Senator McCain?

Age is somewhat relative. There are "old" 30-year olds. There are "young" 70-year olds. Much depends on genetics and heredity. John McCain appears to possess some very sturdy family genetics, witness his Mom.

The Left is doing their very best to make age an issue with John McCain. The Left, of course, is a bunch of Ageists. Ageists are just like Racists - of which the Dems also are - but Ageist Dems, as do all Dems, are applying double-standards and hypocrisy in trying to make McCain's age an issue.

While others have made analogies of age using Winston Churchill and other world leaders who served their constituents with vigor and intellect despite their advancing years, I stuck to the 110th Congress and reviewed the ages of some members in the House and Senate.

Most of the individuals below are - give or take two-to-four years - right around the same age as John McCain. Some of them are considerably older and with known health infirmities such as Ted Tumor Kennedy, yet the Left is fine with these individuals remaining in Congress with a terminal illness.

South Dakota U.S. Senator Democrat Tim Johnson, still confined to a wheelchair after suffering debilitating brain hemorrhages, continues occupying a spot in the Senate. Well, whatever it take for Democrats to hold onto a seat. Even if it means the person can barely function and isn't cognizant of his surroundings. Right Dems? Just hold onto the seat occupied by any Dem and never let go as long as a heartbeat is present.

The below dates of birth cited are from Wikipedia, which footnotes other references for this data.

Democrats never made age an issue with the below people, because...because...well, they are Democrats.

Let's look at the ages of some Democrat Members of the Senate and The House:

Edward Kennedy (born February 22, 1932), Age 76 - and with an inoperable tumor.

Robert "The Klansman" Byrd (born November 20, 1917), Age 91 - recently hospitalized.

Patrick Leahy (born March 31, 1940), Age 68

Nancy Pelosi (born March 26, 1940), Age 68

Maxine Waters (born on August 15, 1938), Turns 70 in August

Charles "Charlie" Rangel (born June 11, 1930), Turns 78 in June

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933), Turns 75 in June

John "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), Turns 71 in June

Daniel Akaka (born September 11, 1924, Turns 84 in September

Max Baucus (born December 11, 1941), Turns 67 in December

John “Jack” Murtha (born 17 June 1932), Turns 76 in June

Thomas "Tom" Harkin (born November 19, 1939), Turns 69 in November

Carl Levin (born June 28, 1934), Turns 74 in June

Frank Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924), Age 84

Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), Turns 72 in July

Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (born May 17, 1941), Age 67

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941),Turns 67 in September

Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946),Turns 62 in December

Harry Reid (born December 2, 1939) Turns 69 in December

Isaac "Ike" Skelton (born December 20, 1931) Turns 77 in December

Harry E. Mitchell (born July 18, 1940) Turns 68 in July

Alcee Hastings (born September 5, 1936) Turns 70 in September

James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) Turns 68 in July

Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) Age 68

James "Jim" Oberstar (born September 10, 1934) Turns 74 in September

If all those older than John McCain - especially Kennedy, Byrd, Lautenberg, Akaka, Rangel, Murtha, Feinstein, Levin, Rangel, Obertar and Skelton - are fit to hold office, there's no damn reason why McCain's age precludes him from holding the office of President.

Ageism...another wedge issue used and abused, with great abandon of double-standards and hypocrisy by the Democrats. We expect nothing else from them. They have to use issues like age because they cannot win on the issues. They have no issues.



Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker

Web Site Traffic Counters
Alabama Internet

Listed on BlogShares

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

This site uses photographs and material from other sources in strict
accordance and compliance with Fair Use Section 107 U.S. Copyright Code.
All other images and content © 2005-2009 David Drake.
Not responsible for content contained at linked sites.

Policy on commenting:
- Anonymous comments have little chance of being published.
- Comments made on posts 60 days old or older have little chance of being published.
- Published comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog author.
- Discretion of publishing or rejecting submitted comments rests solely with the owner and creator of this blog.
- Comments that egregiously "plug" (i.e. advertise or promote) another site or blog will be rejected. This doesn't mean you cannot include a link to your story, blog or to another site, but don't go overboard.
- Profanity is not a disqualifying factor, but profane rants solely for purposes of profanity are unlikely to be published.
- The owner and creator of this blog is not liable or responsible for the opinions of those who comment.